Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text SWINDON NEWS to 80360 or email us
10:27am Tuesday 23rd October 2012
THE mother of a woman killed by taxi driver Christopher Halliwell has written a letter to the recently jailed murderer, begging him to confess to ending her daughter's life.
9:00am Tuesday 23rd October 2012
DETECTIVES are looking into the murky past of killer cabbie Chris Halliwell with the theory there may be more victims – even beyond Swindon.
10:18am Monday 22nd October 2012
SWINDON taxi driver Christopher Halliwell has been urged by his daughter to give the family of a second woman he killed 'justice' over her murder.
9:20am Monday 22nd October 2012
“An awful coldness ran through me when I realised, just an hour after saying he loved me, he’d taken someone’s life in the most evil way.”
9:00am Monday 22nd October 2012
KAREN Edwards, mother of murdered Becky Godden Edwards, has told of the emotional toll of her daughter’s disappearance and how, even nine years after they had last spoken, she believed she was still alive.
9:41am Saturday 20th October 2012
The mother of Becky Godden-Edwards has vowed to fight for justice for her daughter after the charge against killer Christopher Halliwell was dropped.
9:26am Saturday 20th October 2012
Police vowed today to bring the killer of Becky Godden to justice.
11:07am Friday 19th October 2012
Taxi driver Christopher Halliwell has admitted murdering Sian O'Callaghan after picking her up outside a Swindon nightclub. Follow live updates from Swindon Crown Court.
5:40pm Friday 19th October 2012
We look at the events, people and places that let to a butal killer's murder
5:32pm Friday 19th October 2012
Sian O'Callaghan was the girl next door with everything to look forward to. The office worker was at the happiest point of her life, having recently moved in with her boyfriend of three years Kevin Reape.
4:53pm Friday 19th October 2012
Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, who was criticised for breaching the rights of murderer Christopher Halliwell during the hunt for Sian O'Callaghan, has been suspended.
4:48pm Friday 19th October 2012
She was the girl who fell through the cracks in society.
9:00am Friday 19th October 2012
TAXI driver Christopher Halliwell is set to appear in court today for a further hearing in the Sian O’Callaghan murder case.
11:00am Tuesday 12th April 2011
THOUSANDS of people across the county are reported missing every year, according to UK charity Missing People.
10:40am Tuesday 12th April 2011
“SHE told me she would not come home until she was clean – I never saw her again.”
10:13am Tuesday 12th April 2011
FRIENDS of murdered Becky Godden-Edwards paid their respects to the “bubbly blonde” when they released balloons into the sky above Queen’s Park.
4:55pm Monday 4th April 2011
POLICE have positively identified the second woman in the Sian O’Callaghan murder investigation.
10:36am Monday 4th April 2011
THE memory of Sian O’Callaghan was honoured by people across the town this weekend.
7:50am Saturday 2nd April 2011
‘RIP Swindon’s Angel’ read the hundreds of posters carried by the crowds of people who turned out for a memorial walk for murdered Sian O’Callaghan last night.
4:12pm Friday 1st April 2011
THE detective leading the investigation into Sian O'Callaghan's murder has said the family were "bearing up".
2:31pm Friday 1st April 2011
SIAN O'Callaghan is believed to have died of head injuries, an inquest opening at Oxford Coroner's Court was told this afternoon.
9:55am Friday 1st April 2011
HUNDREDS of people are expected to take part in a memorial walk for murdered Sian O’Callaghan tonight.
9:20am Thursday 31st March 2011
“I ALWAYS had hope but I still tried to prepare myself for the worst.”
11:38am Thursday 31st March 2011
THE TAXI driver accused of murdering 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan has been remanded in custody.
11:34am Thursday 31st March 2011
POLICE were “faultless” in their investigation into Sian’s disappearance and death, according to her mother.
10:28am Thursday 31st March 2011
THE support shown by people across Swindon in the wake of Sian’s disappearance came a huge shock to Elaine.
10:21am Thursday 31st March 2011
LOOKING at photographs showing her daughter at various ages, Elaine paid a touching tribute as she reflected on a life taken too soon.
11:14am Wednesday 30th March 2011
THE man charged with the murder of 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan has appeared in Bristol Crown Court this morning.
7:22am Wednesday 30th March 2011
THE man accused of murdering Sian O'Callaghan will appear in court this morning for a bail hearing.
4:00pm Tuesday 29th March 2011
Detectives investigating the murder of Sian O'Callaghan are still working to establish the identity of a set of human remains found at a second site.
1:00pm Tuesday 29th March 2011
DETECTIVES have been scouring the national DNA database today amid speculation that the second set of human remains found in a field near Eastleach are those of a young Vietnamese immigrant.
12:30pm Tuesday 29th March 2011
The private hire firm where the Sian O’Callaghan murder suspect worked, is keen to stress its commitment to the safety of its customers.
10:56am Tuesday 29th March 2011
THOUSANDS of tributes left outside the nightclub where murdered Sian O’Callaghan was last seen alive have been moved.
10:38am Tuesday 29th March 2011
THE DEVASTATED father of Sian O’Callaghan paid an emotional tribute to his daughter yesterday as he faced the media for the first time since her body was found.
10:28am Tuesday 29th March 2011
TAXI driver Christopher Halliwell has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of Sian O’Callaghan.
4:06pm Saturday 26th March 2011
OFFICERS in the Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation this afternoon revealed that the body found in Uffington was that of the missing 22-year-old.
4:12pm Saturday 26th March 2011
POLICE have found human remains at the second site pointed out to them by the man arrested on the suspicion of Sian O'Callaghan's murder.
1:24pm Saturday 26th March 2011
THE NIGHTCLUB which Sian O'Callaghan was last seen leaving a week ago plans to open tonight.
12:55pm Saturday 26th March 2011
DETECTIVES have been given even more time to quiz the man held on susupicion of two murders.
9:50am Saturday 26th March 2011
SWINDON is still a safe place to live but people must take care when out at night, according to the town’s top policeman.
8:50am Saturday 26th March 2011
FOLLOWING the dramatic discovery of Sian O’Callaghan’s body in a field near Uffington, attention turned to another field 16 miles away.
12:39am Friday 25th March 2011
FRIENDS of Sian O'Callaghan have tonight been leaving flowers and lighting candles at the entrance to Suju nightclub, where the 22-year-old was last seen.
4:38pm Friday 25th March 2011
POLICE investigating Sian O'Callaghan's death are using mechanical diggers to excavate the corner of a field in Eastleach in their hunt for a second body.
4:19pm Friday 25th March 2011
POLICE have been granted a 24-hour extension to hold the man arrested on susupicion of two murders, inclduing Sian O'Callaghan.
2:57pm Friday 25th March 2011
POLICE officers are searching a Gloucestershire field to find clues to the whereabouts of the second body in the Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation.
11:37am Friday 25th March 2011
THE detective leading the Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation has thanked the public for their help and support.
11:17am Friday 25th March 2011
THE man arrested on suspicion of the kidnap and murder of Sian O'Callaghan is still being questioned by police.
11:25am Friday 25th March 2011
POLICE have been told the location of the second body and are combing the area.
10:57am Friday 25th March 2011
POLICE officers have returned to the stretch of road where it is believed the body of Sian O'Callaghan was discovered yesterday.
8:49am Friday 25th March 2011
A SEA of flowers and candles filled the street outside Suju nightclub last night as family and friends left tributes to the 22-year-old.
8:34am Friday 25th March 2011
POLICE last night thanked the Swindon community as they announced the grim news that two bodies had been found in the hunt for Sian O’Callaghan.
8:32am Friday 25th March 2011
NEIGHBOURS of the prime suspect in the murder inquiry into the deaths of Sian O’Callaghan and another unnamed person reacted with shock yesterday.
8:29am Friday 25th March 2011
IT WAS the news the whole town was desperate not to hear.
10:38am Friday 25th March 2011
THE 4,500-acre sprawl of Savernake Forest was the centre of the hunt for Sian O’Callaghan and is still part of the ongoing murder inquiry.
10:23am Friday 25th March 2011
MURDER and violent, tragic deaths are rare in Swindon, but some major incidents have made national headlines.
10:31am Friday 25th March 2011
l March 18: Sian O’Callaghan goes for a night out with girl friends in Old Town – she goes for a meal at the Harvester on Drove Road, then on to Baker Street and The Spot, before heading to Suju in High Street.
10:13am Friday 25th March 2011
CHURCHES across Swindon have shown their support to a town rocked by the murder.
10:19am Friday 25th March 2011
THE hunt for Sian over the last five days has resembled the disappearance of architect Jo Yeates.
10:11am Friday 25th March 2011
THE news that a taxi driver was last night being questioned by police in connection with Sian’s disappearance has prompted cabbies to speak out in a bid to reassure the public.
5:22pm Thursday 24th March 2011
POLICE have confirmed they have found two bodies in the town - one of which they believe to be Sian O'Callaghan. A 47-year-old Swindon man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and two murders.
4:32pm Thursday 24th March 2011
OFFICERS have sealed off a house in Ashbury Avenue, Swindon, as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Sian O'Callaghan.
12:53pm Thursday 24th March 2011
POLICE have arrested a man on the suspicion of kidnapping Sian O'Callaghan.
12:11pm Thursday 24th March 2011
POLICE this morning towed away a green taxi matching the description of the car they are looking for in connection with their hunt for Sian O'Callaghan.
11:04am Thursday 24th March 2011
THE REWARD for key information on the whereabouts of missing Sian O'Callaghan has risen to £40,000.
10:48am Thursday 24th March 2011
POLICE have revealed details of the contents of Sian's handbag which they hope might lead to here whereabouts.
10:06am Thursday 24th March 2011
THE FAMILY of missing Sian O'Callaghan have thanked people for their overwhelming support in the search for their loved one.
9:56am Thursday 24th March 2011
DETECTIVES are urgently appealing for information on a car with taxi markings inconnection with Sian O'Callaghan's disappearance.
10:18am Thursday 24th March 2011
TEACHERS at Sian’s former secondary school have spoken of her ‘bubbly and cheeky nature’.
9:53am Thursday 24th March 2011
TWO GIRLS are hoping to raise the profile of missing Sian O’Callaghan by printing t-shirts with her image.
9:10am Thursday 24th March 2011
HUNDREDS gathered for a special candlelit vigil to say a prayer for missing Sian O’Callaghan last night.
9:00am Thursday 24th March 2011
THE detective in charge of the search for Sian O’Callaghan said officers were “getting very close” to identifying her whereabouts.
8:30am Thursday 24th March 2011
A LOCAL hotel has given its support to the hunt for Sian O’Callaghan by offering refreshments to those searching for her.
8:00am Thursday 24th March 2011
THE MAN leading the investigation into Sian’s disappearance is one of the most experienced detectives in the county.
2:36pm Wednesday 23rd March 2011
The Chief Inspector for Wiltshire Police has said Swindon is still a safe place to live and has thanked the hundreds of people assisting police in the hunt for Sian O'Callaghan.
2:11pm Wednesday 23rd March 2011
THE divisional commander for Swindon has thanked the public and press for their help in the hunt for Sian O'Callaghan.
12:23pm Wednesday 23rd March 2011
Police are turning members of the public away from Savernake Forest as they ramp up their own search for missing 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan.
10:42am Wednesday 23rd March 2011
THE officer leading the search for Sian O'Callaghan has said that he is content that an assault in Elmina Road yesterday is not linked to the 22-year-old's disappearance.
9:21am Wednesday 23rd March 2011
THE OFFICER leading the investigation into the disappearance of Sian O'Callaghan has thanked the public for their help but has asked that they stay away for the time being.
10:10am Wednesday 23rd March 2011
“It’s the most horrendous thing that can happen to a loved one.”
9:30am Wednesday 23rd March 2011
A DETERMINED group of friends were out in force for Sian O’Callaghan last night.
8:30am Wednesday 23rd March 2011
HUNDREDS of volunteers are expected to join the hunt for missing 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan again today after a second police appeal to help comb Savernake Forest for clues.
8:00am Wednesday 23rd March 2011
TWO coaches loaded with volunteer search teams set off from the town centre yesterday afternoon.
7:02pm Tuesday 22nd March 2011
POLICE are once again appealing for members of the public to help them search Savernake Forest for clues relating to the disappearance of Sian O'Callaghan.
4:16pm Tuesday 22nd March 2011
POLICE officers have requested no more volunteers go out to Savernake Forest today.
1:43pm Tuesday 22nd March 2011
AN ANONYMOUS donor has put up £20,000 for any information that leads directly to Sian O'Callaghan being found.
10:37am Tuesday 22nd March 2011
Police have this morning said anyone who wants to help comb Savernake Forest in the search for Sian O'Callaghan needs to work with them.
8:55am Tuesday 22nd March 2011
THE FAMILY of missing Sian O’Callaghan issued a tearful plea to the public last night for help in bringing her home safely.
11:10am Tuesday 22nd March 2011
RESIDENTS have spoken of their shock at seeing squads of police combing through their neighbourhoods as part of the hunt for Sian O’Callaghan.
10:40am Tuesday 22nd March 2011
ONE of the town’s most popular nightclubs has found itself at the centre of the investigation to find Sian.
10:20am Tuesday 22nd March 2011
THOUSANDS of people have pledged their support to help find Sian.
10:12am Tuesday 22nd March 2011
POLICE are asking businesses to come forward with any CCTV footage they have which may show Sian’s movements.
3:39pm Monday 21st March 2011
THE boyfriend of missing nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan today made a tearful appeal for information to find her.
12:08pm Monday 21st March 2011
THE hunt for missing 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan has moved to the Lawns area of Swindon.
11:26am Monday 21st March 2011
POLICE have set up a temporary police point in Old Town as part of their investigation into missing Sian O'Callaghan.
10:54am Monday 21st March 2011
OFFICERS are this morning continuing their search for missing 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan.
8:52am Monday 21st March 2011
SIAN O’ Callaghan was last seen leaving Suju nightclub in Swindon in the early hours of Saturday.
9:55am Sunday 20th March 2011
POLICE have launched an appeal about a 22-year-old woman who went missing after visiting a Swindon nightclub over the weekend.
Enter your postcode, town or place name